Had my CRT-D pacemaker fitted Tuesday morning and back home Wednesday lunchtime.
Resting HR now set at 70, quite a change from 40 - 45. Too soon to say if I notice any difference since I've to take it easy for the next six weeks. Don't want to dislodge the leads and have to go through it all again. The procedure wasn't all that bad. The surgeon had it done in just under an hour although he had said it would be around two hours, depending on my anatomy. Pain afterwards has been quite bearable, even without painkillers, as long as I am careful with my left arm position. The worst part is trying to get shirts and jackets on without raising the left arm, although I had been practicing for a couple of weeks beforehand. The CRT-D is quite large so quite a bit of bruising around the site.
Keep telling my family and friends that I am looking forward to being like the "Duracell Toy", (if youv'e seen the TV advert). Time will tell.